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why do alcoholics tend to have shaky hands?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol and other similar sedatives (barbiturates, benzodiazepines etc.) produce a physical dependency. When the drug is withdrawn ( wears off overnight), morning tremor ("the shakes") commonly occur. It is a result in part of high levels of adrenaline produced in withdrawal, which also raise blood pressure and pulse and increase sweating. This is a sign of alcohol dependency - get medical help.
Answered on Feb 12, 2014

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